Google finalizes Android P as Android 9 "Pie", launching today

Google Pixel 2 with logo

At the time of publishing, we could not see Android 9 Pie update on our Pixel 2 XL, which is already running Android P Beta 4.

These features, however, are available in beta form for Pixel owners and will be available in production form in time for the wide release of Android 9 Pie. There's still a home button, as well as a back button (which has a new, minimalist look), but there's no longer a dedicated button for app-switching.

We've known for a while now that Google has high hopes for its incoming Pixel 3 range of smartphones, and has seemingly engineered them with just one main focus, gun down Apple's new iPhone range.

Android Pie, which was simply known as P, includes a whole host of new AI-powered features that are created to make your phone smarter, and simplify the experience of using it.

Navigation aside, Android Pie is also the most personalized version of Android yet.

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The "wellbeing" of users is also taken into consideration in the new operating system, which includes a new Dashboard for usage control.

New system navigation: Re-design of Android's system navigation to help make it simpler to search and move between apps. It then display that action on their phone.

Google has developed a new battery manager with AI technology. You don't need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though.

Other AI-driven features are more subtle. Likewise, adaptive brightness learns your display preferences for different types of light and will automatically make adjustments.

Google today released Android 9.0 Pie to Pixel phones. When you've reached your limit, the app icon will gray out to discourage you from using it. Not only it introduces features like WellBeing - aimed at detoxifying the digital lives of smart users - but also comes with a number of under-the-hood features that use more machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict the ways in which people use their phones. Providing you have the right device, you can either update using the OTA image (which doesn't require you to have an unlocked bootloader) or using the factory image (which is faster and doesn't require an unlocked bootloader, but riskier).

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